Texturize Your Fabric
Learn to add a little dimension to your quilts with a texturizing polyester fabric.
Freehand Curved Piecing: Piece & Play
In the February 2015 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, Jean Wells shows us how to use freehand curved piecing. To begin freehand curved piecing, place your first two strips right side up on your cutting mat. And then on the first strip cut a gentle curve. Remove the right-hand partbottom piece with your right hand and the top piece with your left hand , and just keep moving it over. And this is a little more of an extreme curve than you might want to try
Felt Coffee Cozy
Wrap your hot drinks with a handmade felt cozy. We'll show you the easy sewing technique responsible for the fun zigzag patterns in the cozy's design. Get pattern at www.allpeoplequilt.com/cozy.sew a colorful felt collar for a straight-sided teacup for a takeout coffee cup . Here's what you'll need: two 8x12" sheets of a 100% wool felt, a can of quilter's spray adhesive, a template, sharp scissors, straight pins, ombre thread to match the felt, and a sewing machine . Spray one side of one of the felt sheets with the adhesive. Lay the other felt sheet on top of the adhesive and press to adhere. Print and cut out the template, then spray one side of the template with adhesive, press it to the felt, cut out the shape, and peel off the paper. There will be enough room on one sheet it felt to make two cozies. Align a short side of the felt shape with the 5/8"mark on the sewing machine's foot plate. Sew a straight line to the bottom edge of the felt. Repeat on the other short side. These are the guidelines between which you will sewat the guideline on one of the short sides sew at a slight angle across to the other guideline. Turn the fabric and repeat in the opposite direction. Continue sewing back and forth at an angle until the area between top and bottom guidelines is full. Hold the short sides of the felt together so the guidelines meet. Pin the layers together so that the edges are even. Sew along the guidelines to join the two sides. Repeat the stitch three or four times. Remove the felt from the sewing machine , take the pins out, remove the loose threads and the tab. Flip the cozy over a straight-sides teacup or a takeout coffee cup and enjoy.
Machine Minute: Couching Threads
Adding threads to your piecework is easy with the free motion couching foot attachment. Watch this video to learn how!an old and today machine and it is scratching my baby and Chris Anderson he. You talk about using your free motion she flipped privilege of coaching is a great way to deet tails Q a piece of fabric. I'm getting at it aren't immediately yarn or even finer hearing and creates intricate designs and your piece where. So let's get started. So. Ocean touching as a way to attach your yard or other fibers to your fabric and it just takes the State's rate down. Fiber that you putting on. There's a special foot for that and you'll also want to make sure you have eight
Gift Wrap Pillow
Wrap a 14"-square pillow form with one yard of fabric for a great gift for a sewing friend!
Pretty Fabric Ornament
Finish ornaments in a snap for perfect tree decorations or gifts! Download the ornament template at www.allpeoplequilt.com/circle.
Machine Quilting Designs: Clamshell
The clamshell design is a versatile option for your quilt. Try the basic design or add a little flair for a unique look. Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner show you how.arm machine quilting and wanted to talk about a classic design that clam shell . And how it's updated with the new twist. You know what I'm certain quilting clam shells was one of the things thatone. And for the most for use in the center of the clam shell as the guide for what. The next clam shell will be in the echo around. And you go back to a full plan here. So echoing isn't your thing do youcede imperfections I EC isn't texture. Awesome leader great alternatives for the clam shell design so whether you like the classic traditional shaped. For one with a little bit of an edge to it. Given clam shell design and tries. A.
Machine Minute: Easy Ruffles: Serger Tips
Make super easy ruffles with your serger. Just a few setting changes and you'll be making ruffles in no time!or gathered edges. Ruffles can be tough to make on a regular sewing machine with making two lines of sewing and then having to gather along those threads and the threads can break. With the serger
Machine Minute:Curved Piecing
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Machine Minute: Rolled Hem with a Serger
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