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Fabric Loft Bronwen Giveaway

Posted by Katie Winn on January 23rd, 2015

 

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Congratulations Margaret Schindler for winning our Fabric Loft Motley giveaway!  Keeping with the Fabric Loft theme, we're giving away two bundles from the other new line for Fabric Loft!  It includes a 24 piece strips bundle and a 8 piece 18 x 21 inch bundle of the Bronwen collection. You have until just before midnight next Thursday night (1/29) to enter and we'll announce the winner on January 30th. Keep scrolling to see the prize and enter through the giveaway widget.

 

 

Fabric Loft Giveaway | Giveaway ends 1/29 midnight that night.
 

 

 

 

Fabric Loft Bronwen Giveaway
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Hexagon Piecing

Posted by Karen on January 23rd, 2015


Is it Winter where you are?  Are you spending most of your days, nights, or weekends in front of your sewing machine?  Let's get you back in the family room with easy hexagon English paper piecing.  You can cozy up in front of the TV and still stitch. Each little hexi takes about 2 minutes. 

 

Let's get started! You’ll need some hexagon shapes to wrap your fabric around. Cardstock is nice and sturdy, but old greeting cards can be repurposed, too.  Fiskars paper punch comes in a few sizes and is sold almost everywhere – I’m using ...

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Quilting Tips Intersections

Posted by Karen on January 20th, 2015

 

Hello Quilters!  Do you feel ‘lucky’ if you have nicely matched intersections? Luck is finding an empty parking spot in front of the store on a rainy day.  Perfect patchwork takes some practice, not luck, and you will get better with time. Matching intersections can be easier with these tips:

 

Quilt Tips | How to perfectly nest seams

 

Matching or Nested Seams: To ensure that intersecting seams match, press seams in the opposite directions so they will ‘nest’ together. 

 

 

When sewing two units together, “nest” them so that the seam allowance in the top pieces faces toward the needle.  By doing this, they will match easier and more ...

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Fabric Loft Motley Giveaway

Posted by Katie Winn on January 16th, 2015

 

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Congratulations Mary Powell for winning our Fabric Loft Avery giveaway!  Since Fabric Loft is one of our favorites, we're giving away more!  It includes one 1 yard cut of canvas and two 1 yard cuts of cotton from the Motley collection. You have until just before midnight next Thursday night (1/22) to enter and we'll announce the winner on January 23rd. Keep scrolling to see the prize and enter through the giveaway widget.

 

 

Fabric Loft Giveaway | Giveaway ends 1/22 midnight that night.
 

 

 

 

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Quilting Tips: Seam Allowance

Posted by Karen on January 15th, 2015


Hello Quilters!  We're starting a series of tips and techniques over the next few weeks. These are shared from our Quilt Blocks instructions, where so many quilters get their start. So if you're a beginner or have some experience, join us to improve your skills.  


Quilt tips | How to create perfect 1/4" seams


First up is to test drive your machine and check the seam allowance. Don't skip this step!  Even with a bladed ¼” foot, do you smash the fabric up against the blade, or ride next to it? That 1/16” decision will make a difference.  Machines also have needles that adjust, feed dogs ...

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