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piecing tips

I like to sew with a slightly different shade of thread in the...
A wooden toothpick is a handy, inexpensive tool that helps me...

sewing hacks

When I first tried English paper piecing I was frustrated by the...
To avoid overlapping stitches when I machine-appliqué, I...

quilting tips

I use cookie cutters and chalk dust to mark the design I want to...
When I’m hand-quilting I poke my needle in the fabric...

gadgets and tools

I loop bright tassels through the handles of my small tools. A...
After I use a seam ripper, I place my project on a flat surface...

storage

To make the most of the space in my sewing room, I keep my...
I organize 2-1⁄2-inch-wide fabric strips by color on pants...