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Easy DIY Quilt Hanging Sleeve – Almost Entirely by Machine!

Do you put off adding sleeves to your quilts because of all the hand stitching? Here’s a clever way to securely add a quilt sleeve almost entirely by machine. Only a few inches of hand-stitching required!


“Inspired by Libby” Quilt Exhibit

When invited to make an auction quilt for a special exhibit called Inspired by Libby, Laura Wasilowski responded with an enthusiastic “Of course I will!!” Drawing on Libby Lehman’s Leaves in Living Color for inspiration, she created this beautiful piece of art.


How to Make Realistic-Looking 3-D Tree Rings (and other shapes)

Learn how to create three-dimensional stitched pieces as Barbara Schneider shows how to make molded, free-motion-stitched tree rings.


How to Use Zippers as Embellishments in Art Quilts

Zippers started appearing in my work in 2007, and now they have become part of my signature style. I have two techniques to share with you: 1) sewing with zipper trim, and 2) inserting a zipper into an art quilt.


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Join the Fun During Our Back to School Pinterest Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win!

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It is here, the Back to School season has started and from the little ones to college kids everybody gets in gear to get ready for school! In time for the season join us to pin your favorite Back to School project on Pinterest for a chance to win a fun BERNINA backpack!


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How to Sew French (and Almost French) Seams

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When sewing with sheer and/or very lightweight fabrics, the seam finish is particularly important. One solution is a French seam, in which the raw edges are encased in fabric, creating a very narrow, smooth, finished edge.


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Easy DIY Quilt Hanging Sleeve – Almost Entirely by Machine!

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Do you put off adding sleeves to your quilts because of all the hand stitching? Here’s a clever way to securely add a quilt sleeve almost entirely by machine. Only a few inches of hand-stitching required!


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How to Use the Magnifier Set Lenses

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It’s easy to thread a sewing machine needle when you have these little lenses to bring everything into focus!


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7 Sewing Tips from an Award-Winning Quilter

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These seven sewing tips are good advice for ALL sewists, not just quilters!


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Made to Create Pillow Featuring Embroidery Machine Applique

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Sweet appliqued birdies flock together on the front of Elva Mungai’s Made to Create pillow, which features Retro Birds Embroidery Collection #21001.


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Quilts Made Modern: The Modern Quilt Studio, Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle

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Big, bold, simple designs that often use solid colors have become the hallmark of the modern quilts by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle or the Modern Quilt Studio, Oak Park, IL (formerly Fun Quilts).


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How to Stitch a Drapery Hem

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The final step in making custom draperies is hemming each panel with a hem that finishes the edge but also adds weight to help the drapery hang well. A deep, double-turned blind hem is the answer.


Inspired by Libby quilts

“Inspired by Libby” Quilt Exhibit

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When invited to make an auction quilt for a special exhibit called Inspired by Libby, Laura Wasilowski responded with an enthusiastic “Of course I will!!” Drawing on Libby Lehman’s Leaves in Living Color for inspiration, she created this beautiful piece of art.


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6 Tips for Sewing Pleather

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It’s all about pleather! I love designing handbags, and I’ve developed my own techniques for using pleather to sew leather straps. You can make them, too! Here are some tips that will give you the confidence to tackle sewing pleather with ease!!