A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Quilt Sandwich

How to make a quilt sandwichOver half of quilters surveyed reported spending more time quilting than in previous years. Does this sound like you?

Are you looking for ways to improve your technique? Do you need some advice to turn all those quilt tops into finished quilts?

Learning to make a quilt sandwich the right way helps ensure the success of your quilting project. Find out more about making a quilt sandwich so you can get your project on track.

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Jelly Roll Quilts: Ideas and Tips

Jelly Roll Quilts Ideas and TipsQuilters have expressed themselves through fabric for hundreds of years, and the oldest surviving quilt dates to the 1300s. Jelly roll quilts offer new quilters a chance to participate in this proud tradition easily and try it on for size.

If you’ve never quilted before, though, you might have questions about how to make a jelly roll quilt. What do you do with the individual strips of fabric? For that matter, what is a jelly roll quilt?

Keep reading and you’ll be well on your way to your first quilt.

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First Time Embroidery Guide: How to Thread a Needle

Guide to Threading an Embroidery NeedleDid you know that embroidery goes back to 30,000 BC?

Can you imagine trying to thread a needle in ancient times without knowing any helpful tricks? If you have ever gone cross-eyed or spent an absurd amount of time trying to thread a needle rather than actually sewing, I imagine that is how frustrated those people must have felt.

Lucky for you, there are plenty of tips and tricks on how to thread your needle for hand embroidery and machine embroidery easily. Read on to learn about the methods of threading your needle so you can spend more time doing embroidery and less time being frustrated.

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5 Easy Embroidery Projects For Beginners

5 Easy Embroidery Projects For BeginnersYou’ve always loved the beautiful embroidery that your grandmother used to do. You’ve always wanted to try your hand at it, but the designs seem so complex that you don’t even know where to get started. It seems to take so long to complete a project by hand.

Luckily, you can stitch out embroidery quickly on a machine.

Here are 5 embroidery projects that you can do even if you have never used a machine before.

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Cross Stitch vs. Embroidery: What’s the Difference?

Cross Stitch vs. Embroidery What's the Difference?If there is a silver lining from the past year, it’s that time at home that allowed us to pursue creative projects. Some people took up baking bread; others home improvement. However, one of the most popular new-old-pastimes that saw a resurgence was sewing!

If you, too, are on the sewing bandwagon, welcome! There is a lot to learn, and I love to teach.

This article will serve as a guide to cross stitch vs. embroidery. Navigating the two can sometimes be confusing. But we’ll make it easy to understand.

Read on to learn the basics of cross stitch vs. embroidery. Understanding them can help you decide which project you want to undertake next.

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5 Fun Summer Embroidery Project Ideas

Summer Embroidery Project IdeasAre you looking for something new to do, either for yourself or to keep the kids busy this summer? Then look no further than picking up an embroidery project.

They range from the simple to the mindbogglingly complex and are sure to keep even the most easily bored person entertained over the summer.

Picking a beginner embroidery project can be challenging, as even the most straightforward pattern may seem daunting at first glance. That is where choosing the right pattern for your mindset comes in. If you see something small you want to do, it will be much easier to accomplish!

So, with that in mind, read on to learn about five fun embroidery ideas to do over the summer!

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Everything You Need to Start Embroidering

Everything You Need to Start EmbroideringAre you looking to develop a new hobby and have chosen to start embroidering?

If you’re new to the world of embroidery, one of the best things about this craft is that it doesn’t take a lot for you to get started. All of the supplies that you need are relatively inexpensive and you can start with very basic projects to really develop your skill. Plus, you’re already involved in other types of crafting, you may already have the embroidery materials that you need to get started.

Today, we’re here to talk to you about the basic embroidery supplies you need to be successful. Keep reading to learn more!

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How to Display Your Sewing Machine Embroidery

How to Display Your Sewing Machine EmbroideryEmbroidery has its roots in the sumptuous decorative wall hangings found among the remains of ancient European and Eastern civilizations. Over the centuries, the craft morphed into a way to adorn clothing, practice stitching, or pass the time. Today, you can find embroidery designs on everything from gift cards to baseball caps.

Whether you’re starting an embroidery business or want to show off your creations at home, working out how to display embroidery in a way that’s contemporary or classic can be a challenge. Below, we give you step-by-step instructions on how to frame your hand-stitched and sewing machine embroidery.

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Tips to Starting an Embroidery Business

Starting an Embroidery BusinessFor a creative crafter, it can be difficult to take the step into selling your products and building a business out of them.

But embroidery is a growing trend in the art department right now. You can find embroidered pieces on jackets, as a wall hanging, and even on umbrellas.

So, if there’s any time to take a risk at starting an embroidery business, it’s now. But while you enjoy sewing and embroidery projects, you’re not sure where to start with creating a serious business to sell your products from.

What kind of product is the most in-demand? What kind of equipment will you need to get off the ground?

The answers to these questions, and more, are right here. Keep reading, and soon you’ll be making all your favorite products and building your embroidery business into a reality.

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5 Must-Know Sewing Room Organization Tips

5 Must-Know Sewing Room Organization TipsDid you know that a messy room has no significant effect on a person’s creativity?

Creativity flows regardless of how disordered a room is. You might have an untidy room, but you can still get your sewing done.

However, clutter has an immense negative impact on productivity.

An orderly sewing room helps you reach for a piece of fabric faster. Switching threads is quicker, too, because you don’t have to spend time searching for them. Sewing room organization is a must if you want to finish sewing your current project sooner.

How do you create order in your sewing room without stressing over the process? Follow these 5 tips on how to organize a sewing room and watch how it boosts your productivity:

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