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by Megan

Fancy Frilly Scarf

January 6, 2010 in Projects

These scarves are a great accent to any outfit.  The gift giving season is in full bloom this time of year.  What better to give, that a handmade gift from the heart?  These scarves look great and, they are also quick and easy to make. Download project

by Kelly

Get to Know Lauren

October 15, 2009 in General, Machines

Practical and steady, the Lauren serger makes sure every stitch stays in place with professional quality and incredible speed. This easy-to-thread serger can handle 4/3/2 thread serging, blind hems, a narrow rolled edge and more. Lauren loves to give projects a finished look with reinforced stitches and decorative edging, so she's great to have around for virtually every project. To learn ...

by CJP374

quick zipper

July 16, 2009 in Glossary

A lapped method where one side of the fabric covers the teeth, it is very easy to get a neat result as the visible stitching is made on flat fabric before the zipper is in place. Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials. Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.

by CJP374

Organdie

July 16, 2009 in Glossary

A sheer crisp, plain, weave cloth made from very fine cotton yarns woven to produce a smooth and fine fabric. Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials.  Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.

by CJP374

measurement gauge

July 16, 2009 in Glossary

This handy gadget allows small measurements to be checked easily. it is marked on both sides and is easy to manipulate when folding up hems, marking buttonholes, and positioning top stitching. Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials. Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.

by CJP374

yard (meter) stick

July 16, 2009 in Glossary

Made of wood or metal, a stick is ideal for measuring lengths of fabric from a roll. The stable nature of a yard (meter) stick is also helpful when cutting fabric fro drapes or shades. Knight , Lorna. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible An illustrated guide to techniques and materials.  Iola, Wi: Krause Publications, 2007.

by CJP374

binding

June 26, 2009 in Glossary

Encasing the raw edges of a blanket or quilt with another piece of fabric. Binding also refers to the fabric that is folded and used for the encasing of the raw edges.

by CJP374

bias

June 26, 2009 in Glossary

Runs diagonally to the straight grain of the fabric. This is the stretchiest part of the fabric.

by CJP374

batting

June 26, 2009 in Glossary

Fiberfill, cotton, wool, or other material that is flattened and usually on a roll, purchased in precut lengths or by the yard. Uses of batting range from filling for placemats or vests to quilts. Simply, batting is the "fluff" inside the quilt or garment.

by CJP374

ballpoint needle

June 26, 2009 in Glossary

Ballpoint needles are designed to penetrate knit fabrics without nicking or damaging the fabric.
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