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The 5 Types & Sizes of Hand Quilting Needles

Over the last year I’ve done a lot of hand quilting, which means I’ve formed a pretty deep and intimate trust relationship with my hand quilting …

Quilting

8 Embroidery Tips for Beginners

Tomorrow, I’m doing something different.And it’s been a loooooooong time since I’ve done it.And tomorrow, I <i>have</i> to do it.Tomorrow, I’m teaching …

A History of Penang in 10 Dishes

From curry-drenched rice dishes to superlative laksa to fried chicken, the meals that tell the rich story of Penang.The post A History of Penang in …

Tutorial and pattern: Plush cat and guinea pig softies

Fluffmonger shares a free pattern and tutorial to make an adorable stuffed cat with a pet guinea pig and includes bonus patterns for making any …

Tutorials

Show–Stopping Recipe: Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

<b>Fortune Cookies</b> <i>adapted from Martha Stewart</i> (makes approximately one dozen cookies, depending on size)<p>5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<br>4 egg …

How To Box Corners: Two Methods with Formulas

Okay - true confession time. In school, I was a theater rat... always in plays and musicals, always taking artsy-fartsy classes, including "<i>How To</i> …

How to Brew Cafecito (Cuban Coffee)

A Cuban coffee, or cafecito, is the nation's history in a cup. Iconic trademarks associated with a cafecito — such as its slightly bitter flavor, the …

Tartine's Pizza Dough Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Chad Robertson's Tartine Pizza/Pita dough recipe as published in NY Times Cooking. Makes 8 311g dough balls. Very good and easy to do. I find I get a nice blistery crust, good raise, and it holds up well to toppings. I use an Uuni 2s pizza oven which works a treat and will cook the …

Elon Musk told us he was sending a car to space, then said he totally made it up

Other reports say that the plan is real<p>Always willing to up the stakes of an already difficult situation, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the first flight of his company’s Falcon Heavy rocket will be used to send a Tesla Roadster into space. Musk first tweeted out the idea on Friday evening, and the …

word from the wise: getting started in embroidery with sarah k. benning

Fancy embroidering up a storm, but no idea where or how to start? Allow stitching legend Sarah K. Benning to guide your hand.Want to give your loved …

Adding Patch Pockets to a Finished Cardigan

Hi, Knitters,<p><b>Edited to add:</b> I have a guest blog post on the Signature Needle Arts blog with another video tutorial.<p>Click here to see the post and …

17 Cool Things to Do in Tokyo

Tokyo is a city like no other. Sure, you can visit museums, temples, and eat at one of the thousands of delicious restaurants, but you can also do …

I'm Kind Of Obsessed With This 200-Year-Old Cake Recipe

George Washington feasted on this cake in 1783. And I feasted on it last week.<p>So it ends up sweet, but not overpoweringly sweet. And the carrot-cooking isn't too involved: you just boil 'em for 5 minutes.<p>You cream the butter and sugar, add a bunch of eggs one at a time, sift together the flour and …

bagmaker tuesday #2 (trail tote)

Hello, welcome to Bagmaker Tuesday !!!<br>I have a super adorable Trail Tote I made for my niece to share today :)<br>Pretty cute, isn't it?<br>And not only is …

Make Miniature Winter Trees from Paper Snowflakes

01 of 10<p>Winter Trees for Miniature Scenes Made From Simple Cut Paper Snowflakes<p>The miniature winter trees shown here are made from layers of simple …

How to Sew an Envelope Pillowcase

<b>The Perfect Pillowcase</b><p>If you have an hour to spare and are looking for something to sew, or if you are in need of a quick gift, then a handmade …

Sewing

Make Your Own Applesauce and Your Kitchen Will Smell Like Fall

A bowl of warm (or cold) applesauce for breakfast probably sounds like punishment to some people. But to me, this is a dream come true. Lovers of …

Recipes

22 Essential Cookbooks for Every Kitchen

I own a lot of cookbooks and I treasure them all, from my dusty, leather-bound tomes written for 19th-century homemakers to my pocket-size Italian monograph on tripe cookery.* And while they all feel essential to me, they're not all equally essential in a broader sense. I may own a copy of Apicius …

How to machine bind a quilt - beginner friendly quilting tutorial

This free quilting tutorial will teach you how to machine bind a quilt.<p>There a many different ways to machine bind a quilt. This machine binding …

Quilting

Restore old print photos with free software

Get your pictures perfect.<p>When you want to revisit an old digital photo, you can simply scroll through your past social media posts or open your favorite storage app. But what about those physical prints from your film camera days—are they still filling up old albums and boxes in the basement? If …

HANDBAG ZIPPERS & THEIR APPLICATIONS

In the fashion industry, handbag manufacturers cut and make their own zippers to length. There are a number of reasons why you would want to make …

How to Knit a Swatch, Part 2: Advanced Gauge Tricks

Recently I wrote about smart swatching, or swatching with a larger purpose in mind, as a way to make better and more thoughtful knitting decisions. …

Knitting

How to Knit a Swatch, Part 1: Swatching Smarter

If you’re reading this post, I’ll assume that you know why knitters make gauge swatches. However, I will not assume that you always make them, or …

Knitting

The 12 healthiest lettuces and leafy greens for you, ranked

So which leaves and lettuces should you use in your salad to justify the croutons, bacon, and tasty dressing you add?<p>We're here to help you find the most nutritious ones.<p>In similar rankings published in the past, we've relied on the CDC's 2014 list of "powerhouse foods". But this time, we factored …

Healthy Eating

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

25 Knitting Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Knitter

So, you’ve been knitting for a while, but you aren’t happy with your finished fabric. Your stockinette looks uneven and bumpy and you’re not sure …

Finishing Knitting Techniques: Weaving in Ends

Weaving in ends is one of those finishing knitting techniques that doesn’t seem hard. You just weave them into the back of your work so that they …

How to iron like a pro

No one likes the monotony of ironing – so keep your time at the board to a limit with these handy hints on how to iron like the experts<p>Image credit: …

Cleaning

Workshop Wednesday: How to Bind a Quilt

<b>“Bind the quilt to finish.”</b>a pieced scrappy bindingThat simple instruction, which ends almost every quilt pattern ever written, refers to a step in …

Yarn Substitution from Basic to Advanced

You may know Carol J. Sulcoski from her design collection Knit So Fine (co-authored with Lisa Myers and Laura Grutzeck), her numerous articles about …

Knitting