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Sweatshirts “with Decorations”

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I have been embellishing sweatshirts for my girls since they were little. I used to make them the cutest puppies, clowns, balloons and unicorns. There came a day, however, when my adorable little children got a mind of their own about fashion.

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Learning Color Values with Quilter

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As a new quilter, I see some fabulous quilts that make me want to be a better quilter. The part that challenges me the most though is fabric placement. Keeping a balance of light, medium, and dark makes perfect sense to me, but how do you know what category the chosen fabrics fall into?

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Sue Benner Exhibition at The ArtQuilt Gallery-NYC, March 19-April 28, 2012

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Sue Benner’s “Walking Through Time” exhibition opens tonight at The ArtQuilt Gallery-NYC, with a reception from 6 to 8 pm. Sue’s work often reflects her training in biomedicine, but her range is such that it confounds easy definition.

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Birdie Pincusion Project from Sharon Holland

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Could you use a little spring cheer in your sewing room or crafting space? Try stitching together one or more of these pretty little Birdie Pincushions!

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Decorative Stitches à la CutWork

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I have been enjoying some time lately to explore other uses of BERNINA CutWork Software – not the traditional applique projects or cutwork projects. BERNINA CutWork Software has some wonderful decorative stitches as well – over 350 in fact!

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Celebrate International Quilting Weekend at TheQuiltShow.com!

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To celebrate International Quilt Day (March 17, 2012), join TheQuiltShow.com for International Quilting Weekend. All shows from the first nine series — over 100 shows — will be available to everyone, FREE, Friday-Saturday, March 16-18.

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BERNINA Rocks at Style X, Austin, Texas

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For the first time ever, BERNINA will host the first ever “Make and Take” sewing lab during the Style X Showcase at the South by Southwest® (SXSW) music festival, March 16–17, 2012 at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas.


Chevron Chenille Baby Blanket from Aesthetic Nest

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Create a very cuddly and cozy baby blanket using several layers of soft cotton fleece and simple straight stitches at your sewing machine. Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest gives you all the directions for completing this project in her tutorial.

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Southern Sewing School at Branum’s Sewing & Vacuum Center

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Augusta, Georgia was a happening place the first part of March! Branum’s Sewing and Vacuum Center, the area BERNINA Dealer, held their annual Southern Sewing School.


Make Your Own Entredeux with Charlene Phillips

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Entredeux means “between two” in French. It is a narrow strip of batiste with tiny square holes down the center of the strip. I love to use it between two seams and when joining lace to fabric. Gives the dainty vintage effect I love!