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The Best Pillow for You, Based on How You Sleep

The wrong pillow could be the thing standing between you and a good night's sleep. That lumpy, down-filled thing you've been tossing and turning on …

Aurifil Thread Box and Sewing Kit Carry Case

<i>Hold it together!</i> On particularly busy days, I mutter this under my breath repeatedly. And on those days, sometimes it seems like the only thing …

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6 Steps to A+ Burrito-Folding Technique

Do your burritos often fall apart? Learn how to fold a burrito so its contents stay tucked inside where they should be.<p><b>Difficulty:</b> Easy<p><b>Time Required:</b> …

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Bloglovin

No. 5 of my FAL list is finished! #yeah<p>My nephew Noah has „finally“ received his baby quilt. He was born on the 29th of June – about two weeks early …

Quilting

Review Franklin-Christoph Pocket Notebook Cover Indigo Linen

The Franklin Christoph pocket notebook cover in indigo linen is a luxurious looking pocket notebook cover. The packaging is gorgeous and unfolds to …

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6 DIY Ways to Style a Bandana for Summer - Paper and Stitch

Yesterday, I started deep-cleaning the studio and found<p>six SEVEN square bandanas tucked into the couch, folded up in the upstairs built-ins, and …

Hair

Say hello to the kitchen sink tote- the bag which will solve all your commuting cargo woes

Pause for a moment and run through the inventory of your daily schlep. If we’re alike, then on a semi-regular basis you’ll pack some mix of mobile phone, keys, laptop, charger(s), diary, notebook, sunglasses, magazine, indoor shoes, lunch, water bottle, lipstick, gym kit…<p><i>Reversible tote bag,</i> …

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Girt By Sea Sew Along – Log Cabin Blocks

Now is the moment when I pause and look at the calendar in shock. It’s nearly the end of July already. As my kids say, “What the crazy?!” But indeed, …

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Modern Quilt Blocks: bonus block (week 1) - Love Patchwork & Quilting

Oh happy days! Our 50th issue is out now and (in case you missed it) and we’re just a bit excited about this month’s free cover gift. We’ve got …

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The Geek Prepper’s Guide: Bulletproof Your Dakimakura (Anime Body Pillow)

When civilization falls or becomes a sci-fi or cyberpunk dystopia and humanity needs to survive and resist, geeks need to be ready. That’s what the …

Geek

Poorly designed tote bag shows exactly why fonts are EXTREMELY important

Well, this fashion statement is one giant YIKES.<p>Online based fashion store BelleChic is in hot water after selling a tote bag with a questionable message.<p>One Twitter user posted a photo of the tote bag that is supposed to say "MY FAVORITE COLOR IS GLITTER," but instead, it says something that is …

Handbags

Having Problems with Your Sewing Machine? These Troubleshooting Tips Might Help

How many times have you been in the middle of a project and your trusted sewing machine has decided it doesn't want to sew? The fun part of sewing is …

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The Books Are Here! Piece and Quilt with Precuts Ships Ahead of Schedule

I have some exciting news to share today! My third book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts has arrived ahead of schedule! That means that all of you who …

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Blog Archive » Quilts made by men at war to go on display

Three years ago, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London restored and displayed a hand-made altar frontal that had been by intricately embroidered by 133 …

History

Tips and Tricks to Sewing Knits and Stretchy Fabric

01 of 07<p>Fabric is available in all different weaves and forms. A knit fabric is one that is made up of loops of fibers versus fibers that are woven …

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Sew Perfect Corners With These Tips and Tricks

01 of 05<p>Corners<p>A corner can seem like something that is difficult to sew. It isn't if you know when to stop by placing a seam guide in front of the …

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Embracing a traditional life and costumes

YAO Yao, 27, is a fan of traditional lifestyle. He wears convention­al costumes, practises kung fu and long-standing Chinese arts, and runs a hotel …

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The Model and Me: Cassandra Harper spring-summer 2017

Did that fabulous European holiday really happen? My photos tell me it did but in the day to day of life, it seems so long ago.I’ve been madly …

Fashion

Learn Sewing Machine Basics

Operating a sewing machine for the first time can be intimidating. Take the time to learn the parts of a sewing machine and find out about choices …

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Namaste Quilt

I feel like this quilt has been in progress forever, so I am happy that I was able to find time to finish it! I started it back before my quilt …

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Catherine Redford’s Machine Quilting Guide

When a really good book comes along offering excellent instruction on how to quilt your quilts, we want you to know about it. <i>Modern Machine Quilting</i> …

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Master Sewing Vinyl Fabric With These Tips and Tricks

Does the idea of sewing vinyl or vinyl coated fabric make you stop in your tracks? Do you hesitate even though it would be perfect for what you have …

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The Paisley Feather – A Video Machine Quilting Tutorial

Paisley Feather Machine Quilting TutorialWho doesn’t love a beautiful feather? That’s rhetorical question, of course everyone loves feathers. Ok, …

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Pretty DIY Skirts for Summer

The moment the summer sun comes out and the temperature rises <i>just</i> enough, we’re the kind of summertime worshippers who ditch long pants for the …

Clothing

Christmas in July

Earlier this year I was given the opportunity to play with Sweetwater's Hometown Christmas fabric for a Christmas in July theme for Moda.<p>This picture …

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tiny patchwork ~ and trying something new

Attention everyone who is afraid of making something with a hardware clasp ~ I was once like you, but I tried it and now I know that it's nothing to …

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Bow-Back Lace Shift Dress

PRODUCT DETAILS<p>Delicate, allover lace makes this apron-style dress oh-so-feminine.<br>• Square neck. Sleeveless.<br>• V-back with bow at back.<br>• Invisible side zip …

Banana Republic

Skittles - McCalls Quick Quilts Feature

Today I am excited to share another secret finish from a few month's ago!!!!! This is called Skittles and I just love it!!!! I tell you what, there …

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DIY This Tiered Anthro Skirt for Half the Cost

Trust me when I say this Rails Tiered Patchwork Skirt ($138) from Anthropologie is a breeze to DIY. I’ll break it down for you — three pieces of fabric, six lines of stitching, and one set of elastic. Yes, that’s all that it is. What makes this skirt cute vs. dated is its length and the proportion …

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Mum-Of-Four Transforms Husband's Shirts Into Beautiful Dresses For Her Daughters

'Sewing helped break my postpartum.'<p>A mum has blown us all away with the gorgeous dresses she makes for her daughters out of her husband’s shirts.<p>Stephanie Miller, 27, from Utah, US, showcases her creations on her Instagram account ‘MotherMakesx4’ and they’ve gone down pretty well.<p>Miller, who said …

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